Juvederm is one of a group of dermal fillers that use hyaluronic acid tho reduce the look of facial lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that hydrates and adds volume to areas in the skin that display age related volume loss. Used as a gel by our providers at Juvly, it is injected into the dermis, which is the layer of skin just beneath the epidermis, the skin’s top layer.
Besides several types of dermal fillers that use hyaluronic acid, there are several types of Juvederm fillers. They all use cross-linking, which keeps the hyaluronic acid stable. The difference with Juvederm Voluma is that the hyaluronic acid is more highly cross-linked than previous versions of Juvederm. It is also injected more deeply into the skin, and its benefits last for a longer time than the Ultra and Ultra Plus.
Our providers find that Juvederm Voluma works best in restoring volume to areas in the midface, undereyes, and temples. It is also excellent at correcting deeper wrinkles, since it can be injected more deeply into the layers of skin. Because Juvederm Voluma can also be injected into the layers of fat in the patient’s face, it can help to contour the face itself.
Who’s a Good Candidate for Juvederm Voluma?
The best Juvederm Voluma candidate is in good health, has experienced facial volume loss and has realistic expectations for the treatment. Some of our patients use Juvederm Voluma to temporarily improve their looks until they are ready for a facelift or other type of facial cosmetic surgery.
The patient first has a consultation with one of our providers before the Juvederm Voluma procedure. On the day of the treatment, the providers determine the areas on the patient’s face to be treated then cleanses the areas with an antibacterial cleanser. They may also add a topical anesthetic if the patient has sensitive skin, though Juvederm Voluma comes with its own anesthetic mixed in with the hyaluronic acid.
The injections take a few seconds each, and the entire procedure shouldn’t last more than 50 minutes. Afterwards, the provider washes away any markings/topical anesthetic and gives the patient an ice pack to soothe their face. The patient should take care not to rub or massage the areas that have been treated, for that can cause the hyaluronic acid to migrate. However, makeup can be applied as long as it's with a light touch.
The injection sites will be bruised, swollen and tender immediately after the treatment, but this fades after few days.
For more information about Juvederm Voluma or to set up a consultation to see if you’re a candidate for the procedure, call us today at Juvly Aesthetics